Joy Formidable Support Foo Fighters on Tour

The Joy Formidable scored a very high honor when Foo Fighters’ front man Dave Grohl asked them to tour along side the heavy rock giants for a slew of East Coast tours.

The two bands will provide quite the contrast to audiences when they take the stage. While the Foo Fighters are touring behind their newest full-length, Joy Formidable is focusing more on the work of others with their new EP Roarities which features covers from The Naked and Famous and Innerparty as well as a couple live tracks.

The band also released their newest video, for the song “A Heavy Abacus” which you can see right here.

You can see the Foo Fighters and Joy Formidable in these cities:

Sept 2 Redmond, WA @ ENDFEST

Sept 4 Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Festival

Sept 8 Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW

Sept 22 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival

Sept 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Popped Festival!

Sept 24 Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown

Nov 7 Duluth, GA @ Arena of Gwinnett Center*

Nov 8 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena*

Nov 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center*

Nov 14 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center*

Nov 16 Boston, MA @ TD Garden*

 

*With The Foo Fighters

 

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Lollapalooza Announces Lineup


Lollapalooza celebrates it’s 20th year this summer and the names on the bill are more exciting than ever. Remember when this fest used to tour and it was awful? Yea, who wishes it was a touring event again…us. Lollapalooza will take place August 5th-7th in Chicago’s Grant Park. The lineup includes acts from all over the indie spectrum from headliners Girl Talk, Foo Fighters, Bright Eyes, The Drums, Ratatat, Best Coast, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, Cold War Kids, The Mountain Goats and more! Learn more about the lineup HERE.

Ryan Adams’ Covers the Foo Fighters and Welcomes You to His Room

To me everything that Ryan Adams does is perfect. Every note he sings and plays gives me the chills. I have been reading Ryan’s blog for quite a while (http://cave.cardinology.com/) and somehow, I often think that what he writes on the blog was taken directly out of my own head. If I ever meet Ryan Adams I would have so much to say to him, though I think it would be more like me smiling at him and saying ‘Thanks.’

If you read Ryan’s blog, you already know that he was planning on doing a cover of the Foo Fighters’ ‘Times Like These’ on BBC. He was trying to perfect it, which he did and I actually enjoy it more than the original version. The only way to describe Ryan’s take on the song is haunting, for he manages to make the song sadder than it really intended to be. Maybe its because he brings more soul into it (in my opinion).

Ryan also posted on his blog today a in-hotel room version of ‘Natural Ghost’ which is unbelievable to say the least.

Download Ryan Adams’ cover of ‘Times Like These’

Watch the video for ‘Natural Ghost’ on Vimeo